Google Apps Cuts Costs in Orlando by 62%

Google Apps Cuts Orlando City IT Costs By 62 Percent

Google Apps is the premier enterprise solution that pushes email, calendaring, communication and collaboration to the web (or the cloud).  According to WebProNews, the City of Orlando has cut costs by 62% since they’ve switched over to the Google Apps platform.

According to WebProNews,

The city of Orlando loves Google, and it’s not hard to understand why – according to the city’s own estimates, switching to Google Apps cut its IT costs by a massive amount.  So now Orlando’s CIO, Conrad Cross, is returning the favor (and maybe helping Orlando secure a special prize) by spreading the Google gospel.

Cross wrote a post that went up on the Official Google Enterprise Blog this afternoon, and in it, he stated, “If we were to keep our current system, we estimated it would cost $133 a year for each of its 3,000 employees – or $399,000 including annual software licenses.  Google charges $50 per user, or $150,000 delivering more than 60% in savings.”